8 December 2013

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 3

Hi everyone. If you read yesterday's post HERE you'll know I'm on something of a catch up mission. Last year I played along with The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. So I'm playing along again this year and today it's the turn of Tag 3 (Tag 2 is completed and will be shown shortly). Yesterday chalkboard, today the stars. Oh yes, it's the gold stars in Linda's original tag, shown HERE, that got me started on my card. And here's what I came up with...

Nothing like the original, but some similar elements. Ever since I saw Tim's Stars Stencil it reminded me of a Christmas tree. Gold embossing paste is wonderful stuff, not only for the gentle sheen but also its resist properties. And this resisted a whole heap of smooching through Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint ink and Tarnished Brass stain. And if that wasn't enough, a spritz with Biscotti Perfect Pearls finished off the shimmery look.

You will see from the first image that a touch of Glossy Accents helped add a little more dimension to the star on top of the tree.

On Linda's original tag she had some striking black stamped images, so I added a couple of floral garlands. This reminded me of the lace roses from the Boutique and the addition of a single strip looked great, though not perfect. Well not until a few stains had been applied that is!

By this point it was taking on a Victorian feel but needed more structure. Enter some snowflake strips, like those used on the first card. Now the bottom of the tree looked bare, so I stamped out a few parcels, coloured them with Distress Markers in complimentary colours, and hey presto.
Fit for any parlour in the land methinks!

So that's two (well really three) down. And the fourth is well under way as we speak.
If you fancy giving this a go head over to the first tag HERE for all the details.
I'll be back tomorrow with the next instalment. In the meantime, take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx


  1. The Glossy Accents is a lovely touch, something I wouldn't have considered.
    Also like that snowflake border.

  2. Loving your gorgeous card and that trimming is to die for, Annette x

  3. Oooooo this is lovely jenny! The stencilled tree, the colours, the layout , the lace, all working beautifully together , I've just been looking at your chalk board card as well, love the way you have combined embossing with the chalkboard technique. As always Jenny fabulous work !! Thankyou so much for your lovely comment on the eP blog. You'll love using the tomato purée tubes. I'd forgotten that I have a half finished project where I have used alcohol ink on the surface, I shall try and get that finished and up on my blog . Have a lovely week x

  4. Another beautiful design with gorgeous colours and imagery. I love how the quote goes across the main part of the card and the white to the side.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. What a fabulous creation Jenny. Love all the colours and techniques you have used. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant, love it all.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxxx

  7. You have the wonderful knack of putting colour onto a white base card and making it look fabulous! I love the design on this one, the star tree is such a clever idea and the lace is just gorgeous. Love this one! Hugs, Anne x

  8. Stunning, totally love this one again. The stars are brilliant as are all the other elements, I specially love that gorgeous coloured lace!!

  9. Love the vintage colors here! Gorgeous elements and texture, so perfect for Christmas! Hugs!

  10. Great card, love the muted traditional Christmas colours

    Sam xx

  11. Beautiful , Jenny. Love those roses
    Rosie x

  12. Fabulous, Jenny! Love the different textures and the lovely stamped gifts! Hugs, Sandra

  13. Hi Jenny.............This is fabulous and a great idea to create a card rather than a tag. I so wanted to play along but I am so behind.............!!!

    Sending you a huge hug

    Annie x

    PS I did send you an email a few weeks ago and just wondered if you received it x

  14. Love the textured stars and die cut snowflakes on this one Jenny the addition of the coloured lace compliments the presents beautifully. Hugs Mo x

  15. Wow - you are steaming through! Love the colours here... those lacy roses look perfect, and I love the starry/snowflaky combination.
    Alison x

  16. This is drop-dead gorgeous, Jenny! I'm really loving the way you brought everything together. The background is just sensational, your stars are beautiful and I love the snowflake garland. I need to get mine out and use it on something before the season ends - it's so pretty and I really like the way you broke it up and used it in several areas. And of course, the dyed lace is, well, to die for (sorry couldn't resist it and it's true too :)


  17. Beautiful - but I am a little confused -- is this a tag? It really doesn't matter because most of all it is gorgeous!!

  18. Another wonderful card, love all the texture on it.


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